Hen Gymro

The Welsh Plant Breeding Station (WPBS) was established at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1919 to breed better varieties of grasses, clovers, cereals and other farm crops for Wales. The war had affected imports of agricultural inputs and highlighted the vulnerability of the country’s agriculture industry. The starting point for developing better varieties…

Loaves: Marlais and Dulais

The Marlais and the Dulais are the two rivers nearest the house, and so I’m borrowing their names for my first loaves. Both use the same pain au levain dough, which means that I build a stiff levain at only 60% hydration around 12 hours before I want to mix the dough. At the same…